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    Senior Member Is it worth buying and changing tires for slightly off-road riding? ld_rider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjang View Post
    Good to know. I rode from san francisco to whisler, bc (canada) on my nc700x back in 2017 on pilot road 4 tires. however it was all pavement. Planning a trip this year from san francisco to fairbanks, alaska.
    That trip will also be all pavement except for a few areas of road repair. The days of unpaved highways in Alaska are long gone. The Alaskan Highway in the U.S. has been completely paved for more than 20 years. Fifteen years ago I rode a half-ton Goldwing GL1800 and had zero issues.....Well, there was that time I hit a long stretch of loose gravel (road repair) in the rain....That wasn't too much fun ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ld_rider View Post
    That trip will also be all pavement except for a few areas of road repair. The days of unpaved highways in Alaska are long gone. The Alaskan Highway in the U.S. has been completely paved for more than 20 years. Fifteen years ago I rode a half-ton Goldwing GL1800 and had zero issues.....Well, there was that time I hit a long stretch of loose gravel (road repair) in the rain....That wasn't too much fun ;-)
    good to know, my riding partner says it should be ok with road tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junkie View Post
    I'm fairly close to you and also planning an Alaska trip this summer, haven't figured out exactly where though. Was thinking probably farther north - maybe even Tuk (I know, not in Alaska).
    i'm trying to get my vacation time in. Trying to get a month or a tad less. Target will be around late may till late june

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    Senior Member Is it worth buying and changing tires for slightly off-road riding?
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    That's awfully early in the year. I might be interested in coming with but would want to do some other riding with you first.

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